Nancy-Margaret Wehby ’16 is one of 13 college students from the United States and Greece participating in Harvard University’s Center for Hellenic Studies (CHS) in Greece cultural program.
For five weeks in Nafplion, Greece, students work in teams at a variety of cultural institutions and apply their academic experiences in practical settings while learning from each other and their supervisors. This internship program also emphasizes scholarly development, community service, and Modern Greek language acquisition.
In addition, participants take an intensive course in Modern Greek, designed specifically to help them perform their responsibilities as interns more productively.
Wehby is a Greek and Roman studies major from Nashville, TN. "My favorite aspect of the program is the cultural exchange between the American and Greek interns,” she says. “Living, learning, and working with students my own age from another country is eye-opening. To truly get the most out of the program, we have to depend on the other culture. The CHS provides a unique opportunity to have fun while being intellectually challenged in the most organic environment possible."